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The Eight Main Works Our Exploration Is Centered Around:

  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
  • Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by the Dalai Lama
  • Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson
  • The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Pyschology of Well Being by Daniel Hayborn -OR- A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -OR- Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Other Resources (Separated by Topic Where Applicable):



  • What Can Economists Learn From Happiness Research? by Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
  • The Economics of Happiness by Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
  • Income and Happiness: Towards a Unified Theory by Richard A Easterlin
  • On the Foundations of Happiness by Luis Rayo and Gary S. Becker
  • Will Raising the Incomes of All the Increase Happiness of All? by Richard A. Easterlin
  • Age and Happiness: The U-bend of Life. Why, beyond middle age, people get happier as they get older.
    The Economist
    (December 16, 2010)

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